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Blake [née Blumenthal], Yvonne Ann (1940–2018), film costume designer  

Keith Lodwick

Blake [née Blumenthal], Yvonne Ann (1940–2018), film costume designer, was born at Hope Hospital, 91 Eccles Old Road, Salford, Manchester, on 17 April 1940, the daughter of Harald Blumenthal, later Harold Blake (1916–1988), sugar boiler and confectioner, and his wife, ...

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Carr [née Strettell], Alice Laura Vansittart Comyns (1850–1927), costume designer and writer  

Veronica Isaac

Carr [née Strettell], Alice Laura Vansittart Comyns (1850–1927), costume designer and writer, was born Alice Laura Vansittart Strettel at Taplow, Buckinghamshire, on 1 January 1850, the second child in the family of two daughters and one son of the Revd Alfred Baker Strettell...

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Carr [née Strettell], Alice Laura Vansittart Comyns (1850–1927)  

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Alice Laura Vansittart Comyns Carr (1850–1927), by John Singer Sargent, 1889

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Frederics, Arthur (1849–1929), illustrator and theatrical costume designer  

Mark Bryant

Frederics, Arthur (1849–1929), illustrator and theatrical costume designer, was born Frederick Arthur Hipp on 16 December 1849 at 96 St Martin’s Lane, London, the fifth child and oldest son of John Henry Alexander Hipp (1814–1889), schoolmaster, and later accountant, and his wife ...

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Haffenden [Wilson-Haffenden], Elizabeth (1906–1976), costume designer  

Pam Cook

Haffenden [Wilson-Haffenden], Elizabeth (1906–1976), costume designer, was born on 18 April 1906 at Homewood, Hazeldean Road, south Croydon, the daughter of James Wilson-Haffenden (1871–1956), a wholesale draper, and his wife, Edith Maud Carruthers (1873–1969). She attended Croydon School of Art...

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Harris, (Diana) Julie Peggy Iris (1921–2015), film costume designer  

Sue Harper

Harris, (Diana) Julie Peggy Iris (1921–2015), film costume designer, was born at 185 Piccadilly, London, on 26 March 1921, the daughter of Henry Harris (1875/6–1941), a businessman then described as a wholesale packing case maker, and his wife, ...

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Mollo, John (1931–2017), film costume designer and military historian  

Catherine A. Surowiec

Mollo, John (1931–2017), film costume designer and military historian, was born on 18 March 1931 at King’s College Hospital, London, the first child and eldest of three sons of Eugene Simonovitch Mollo (1904–1985), an artist, designer, and inventor, and his wife, ...

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Rickards [married names Rosoman, Donner], Jocelyn (1924–2005), costume designer  

Llewella Chapman

Rickards [married names Rosoman, Donner], Jocelyn (1924–2005), costume designer, was born in Melbourne, Australia, on 29 July 1924, the youngest daughter of Bertie Rickards (1881–1950), a boot manufacturer, and his wife, Gertrude Pauline, née Ornstein (1883–1951). Her enthusiasm for clothing ‘wakened at three. My beautiful godmother sent me wonderful dresses from Paris’ (...

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Zinkeisen [married name Johnstone], Doris Clare (1897–1991), painter and costume and set designer  

Mark Stocker

Zinkeisen [married name Johnstone], Doris Clare (1897–1991), painter and costume and set designer, was born on 31 July 1897 at Clynder House, Rosneath, Argyll and Bute, the eldest of three children of Victor William Zinkeisen (1865–1929), a shipping merchant and yarn manufacturer, and his wife, ...

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Zinkeisen [married name Johnstone], Doris Clare (1897–1991)  

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Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1897–1991), self-portrait, 1929

© Estate of Doris Clare Zinkeisen / National Portrait Gallery, London